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Mermaids compete in 'Merlympics' event

Competitors from around Europe compete in the UK's first "Merlympics". Source: BBC Dorset

County Championship: Essex take charge and force Hampshire to follow on

Hampshire will have to fight to avoid an innings defeat on the final day of their Division One match against Essex. Source: BBC Dorset

Poole's Homebase branch in Tower Park will close as firm fights insolvency

DIY giant Homebase is closing 42 stores across the UK, including the branch in Poole's Tower Park. Source: Dorset Local

Chelsea v Bournemouth

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between Chelsea and Bournemouth. Source: BBC Dorset

Bournemouth marketing firm up for Google gong

A BOURNEMOUTH digital marketing firm is up for an award from web giant Google. Source: Dorset Local

Exchange and Mart looks back on 150 years of changing technology

CLOCKING up the mileage isn’t always a good thing but for brands like Exchange and Mart, celebrating its 150th year, age is just a...

South Western Railway workers hold three-day strike

South Western Railway and the RMT union are in dispute over the future role of guards. Source: BBC Dorset

County Championship: Dan Lawrence ton helps Essex make up lost time v Hampshire

Dan Lawrence makes a first County Championship century in almost a year to put Essex on top against Hampshire. Source: BBC Dorset

Family pays tribute to Thomas Lenton after Verwood fatal crash

Thomas Lenton's family pays tribute to him and says he will be "forever in their hearts". Source: BBC Dorset

Great Dorset Steam Fair 'disheartened' by traffic and toilet issues

Visitors complained about being stuck in traffic and "disgusting" toilets and showers. Source: BBC Dorset

'High-flier' lawyer returns to Dorset firm

ELLIS Jones Solicitors has bolstered its wills, trusts and probate department with the appointment of new partner Carla Brown. Source: Dorset Local

Conference seeks to attract millions of pounds of Chinese investment into Bournemouth

A CONFERENCE yesterday aimed at boosting links between China and the local area is expected to bring millions of pounds and new jobs into...

Endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh completes English Channel challenge

Lewis Pugh finishes the 560km gruelling swim from Land's End to Dover in 49 days. Source: BBC Dorset

County Championship: Day one of Essex v Hampshire washed out

Day one of Essex's County Championship match against Hampshire is abandoned without a ball being bowled because of rain. Source: BBC Dorset

Bournemouth restaurant car in 'illegal fishing' probe

A car branded with a restaurant name is filmed as three men land protected fish at night. Source: BBC Dorset

SS Mendi: Ceremony marks return of WW1 shipwreck bell

A World War One relic linked to one of the worst maritime disasters in English waters has been returned to South Africa. Source: BBC Dorset